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The Future Is All About Reopening

12 MAY 2020

TOP STORY

Fauci: Reopening Too Soon Could Lead to “Suffering and Death”

On Tuesday, top U.S. COVID-19 adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci urged the Senate against prematurely lifting lockdown restrictions.

Pressure is mounting from President Trump to resume normal life and business operations in the U.S. But Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, argues that doing so would be ill-advised, The New York Times reports. Hastily lifting the lockdown, he says, would result in new coronavirus outbreaks and a spike in deaths.

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HEADLINES FROM TODAY

ONEDARPA Is About to Launch a Military Version of SpaceX’s Starlink

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TWOCityMD Wrongly Told 15,000 Patients They Were Immune to COVID-19

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THREEDefying Shelter-in-Place, Tesla Is Building New Cars Today

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OF INTEREST

Oops: China Just Dropped a Huge Rocket Piece Back to Earth

Parts of China’s gigantic Long March 5B rocket finally made their uncontrolled descent back to Earth on Monday, CNN reports. Pieces of debris soared over the continental United States before splashing into the Atlantic Monday afternoon, as confirmed by the US Air Force.

“For a large object like this, dense pieces like parts of the rocket engines could survive reentry and crash to Earth,” Harvard-Smithsonian astronomer Jonathan McDowell told CNN.

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ It’s essentially an epidemiological investigation to determine the current situation.